Come join us in planting rainforest and help with native animals in Wonga Beach, Australia




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  • Description


    Our Rainforest is establishing the ancient ecosystem of original rainforest by re-planting and restoring 15 hectares (150,000 sqm) of former sugar cane land south of the Daintree River area. We also care for native wildlife, such as the Spectacled Flying Fox and the Little Red Flying Fox.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They will learn how important it is to maintain a healthy eco system, provide habitat for native wildlife and care for native wildlife, such as Flying Foxes, micro bats and other little critters such as bandicoots, possums and monitor lizards.

  • Help


    The volunteering for the accomodation is 3h a day and includes gardening, weeding, tree planting and general maintenance.
    If you'd like to help with the native wildlife such as Flying Foxes, which includes preparing food or cleaning the flight cage, we kindly ask you to be vaccinated for Rabies virus. Our bats are healthy, but it is a requirement from Queensland Health.
    We require a handy person with commitment, cleanliness and a sense of humour.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    German: Fluent
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    Stationary, built out camping bus with 2 double beds, kitchen and veranda. Access to all facilities.
    Or guest room in the main house with access to all facilities.
    The Daintree Rainforest is at your doorstep and the nearest shopping center is appr. 20km away in Mossman. There is a servo in Wonga Beach (7km) to provide you with hot food and a small shop. It is preferable to own a car but not a necessity. We generally go shopping on your day of arrival, so you can get the things you like for breakfast. Lunch is generally sandwiches. I supply the ingredients, you have to make it yourself. Dinner will be provided.
    The property is in the middle of the rainforest, has internet access and is off the grid. (Solar Power)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There is heaps to do here in the Far North. Explore the Daintree Rainforest with its abundance of rare plants.
    You could go snorkelling or diving on the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas or Cape Tribulation.
    The tablelands are appr. 50 km away and is very different from the lush rainforest here. You will find a Mango winery, a Chocolate factory and a distillery near Mareeba.
    Transport is limited where I live, so having a car is preferable.
    I live in the middle of the rainforest and the beauty of the nature around here is amazing.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    There’s room to park a camper van and access to power and water

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Friendly dogs are welcome

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 4 days a week, but days off can be arranged during your stay

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Host ref number: 439188693792